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December 0, 1754 Henry Yonge and William Gerard De Brahm are appointed surveyors-general
March 5, 1754 Plan submitted by the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations for a royal government of Georgia
May 9, 1754 Franklin's "Join or die" rattlesnake, encouraging the colonies to unite to fight the common enemy (at that time it was France) is first published. Georgia does not appear on the snake because it was more closely tied to Great Britain
June 7, 1754 Puritans hold the first church service at a log cabin on Midway Neck.
  Liberty County, Georgia
June 21, 1754 King George II approves a seal for Georgia
August 15, 1754 Benjamin Hawkins born, Granville (now Warren) County
  Benjamin Hawkins
August 28, 1754 Midway and Newport Society organized by the Puritans who inhabited Midway Neck.
September 8, 1754 Puritans at Midway celebrate the first "Lord's Supper." They also begin work on a larger church to replace the small log meeting house completed earlier in the year.
October 31, 1754 John Reynolds takes his oath of office, becoming the first royal governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
November 22, 1754 Abraham Baldwin born, North Guilford, Connecticut
  Abraham Baldwin
November 30, 1754 First election of an assembly in Georgia,
December 12, 1754 William Clifton, a barrister from England who had been appointed Attorney General by the king, presents a plan for creating a system of courts in the colony of Georgia. This was the genesis of the system still in use in today.
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